Hundreds near St George end up opting for the wrong addiction treatment that doesn't meet their needs. But with the right insights, it *is* possible to find the right help.
Below, we lay out 19 critical Q&A insights into:
This is the ultimate consumer guide for finding addiction treatment in St George.
Let's get started.
How Much Effort Is Needed, For Me To Overcome Drugs Or Alcohol?
Rehab can and does help, *if* you take an active part, and don't remain passive, or expect everything to be done for you.
At the point of crisis we have found that rehab is the best approach available among the primary care needs of people who are in active addiction. But, you should know that you also need to play an active part in this.
A lack of personal responsibility is the hallmark of addiction, and thus reclaiming responsibility for your own life is a cornerstone of recovery.
Rehab in St George cannot be considered a permanent "cure", which will automatically resolve all addiction issues in your life.
It will always take a great deal of time and perseverance to deal with a habit that was a long time in the making.
All this requires patience, persistence, and constructive engagement.
Rehab should be considered the first stage in a journey which you choose to make.
What Exactly Happens During Rehab St George?
Private rehab typically comprises three stages, consisting of the detox followed by help with psychological aspects of the addiction and then aftercare which seeks to provide a basis for life in the future.
This is what you should find in the first 7 days of alcohol/drug rehab ...
Your first seven days will see the detox completed and this will be accompanied by becoming accustomed to your new regime of medication.
Everyone is different, so the length of the detox initially will vary depending on the depth of dependency, how recent the dependency has taken hold, and amount of usage.
What should you expect after the first week of rehab?
The clinical team will guide you through the therapeutic sessions when your detox has been completed. It is important for you to understand why you became addicted in the first place, so you’ll be taking part in group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or one-on-one counselling.
In general, residential programmes are quite diverse, and during these you share your experience with other clients, participate in various therapy sessions and do physical exercise, And gradually you’ll sense a shift back towards an ordered and structured life.
Most St George clinics will set you daily activities which you’ll be allocated the night before, detailing when and where these are to be.
What should you expect in the last week of rehab?
In this final week the clinic will put in place measures which will be designed to help prevent you from relapse.
You’ll be helped, in this way, back towards your life outside residential care and will provide opportunities in advance for you to plan your support against any addictive triggers which, by now, you should be aware of.
Who Is a Good Candidate For Rehab?
Those who are genuinely serious about getting back their lives, relationships, families, and children, are the people who will get the most out of rehab.
They’ve run the gamut of various ways to quite their addiction but have failed each time, but know that they can quit if only they had the help and support.
Rehab is for those ready to do the work involved, but need the help to physically feel better, detox, and get the therapy insights needed to move forward productively.
Rehab is for those who are ready to accept responsibility again for their own life, and reap the gains accordingly.Rehab is designed for those willing to undertake the responsibility for their own lives and who know that they will gain the benefits once this is achieved.
Aren't There Aspects Of Rehab That No Longer Work?
- Attempting to detox yourself and stop your addictive patterns of behaviour, even though the appropriate help and support is at hand when you need it most.
- Treatment programmes skewed to the extreme, in favour strictly of only one form of spiritual approach or outlook on recovery. Clinics now tend not to insist on the religious determinism aspect of recovery from addiction, and favour a broader approach to treatment which incorporates a holistic outlook to rehab.
- A clinical programme that is driven almost entirely by process, can lead to individuals feeling like "just a number".
Mutual support and cooperation as part of a group whose goals are the same will be, and should be, at the heart of any successful rehab programme.
To Ensure My Rehab Success... What Should I Be Doing?
Is There A Checklist Of Things You Should Do When Planning To Enter St George Rehab?
You will get a confirmation of your booking, and the clinic will also send you details of what you should bring with you when you start the treatment.
Any good rehab clinic will send you details of everything you’ll need before starting your rehab residency.
How Should Life Be Different, After Rehab?
If all goes according to plan you might expect to see signs of:
- Plan for dealing with the need to fulfil your desires and wishes in healthier ways than a coping mechanism or addictive substance.
- In understanding all these disparate but connected elements, your behaviour, your emotions and the way you interact with people should all change for the better, and – crucially – without any need of the substance which you were previously addicted to.
- When these changes in your behaviour take place you’ll find that there’s ample room for other things to improve also, such as improvements in family life, your work, etc.
Tell Me The Top 3 Errors I Should Avoid When Entering Addiction Rehab?
(i) Initial nerves at the thought of withdrawal/detox, ceasing usage, and this fear being so strong that the client will stop treatment before any has even begun.
(ii) Overconfidence following a few therapeutic gains made, early in the process. Believing that one or two individual insights is equal to lasting recovery.
(iii) Not being fully equipped to comprehend future situations or events that could potentially trigger relapse.
What If Rehab St George Doesn't Work?
A few specifics often lie underneath potential relapses after completing rehab:
(i) You didn't follow through on aftercare supports provided.
(ii) You were't able to understand enough about your own personal triggers, during treatment.
You’ll be able to prepare for such situations by:
(i) Whilst still in treatment, actively engaging in aftercare planning, and actively following through on the supports given, to make sure you stay on track in sobriety.
(ii) To avoid succumbing to trigger events (which are 100% certain to happen) make sure you make continued therapeutic care, your priority.
(iii) Take the learnings from therapy, about your triggers, into aftercare planning, so that you pre-empt future possible relapses by setting up supports for those situations in advance.
We find that people who tend to relapse will have unfortunately neglected these aspects of aftercare.
I Don't Have Any Support Or Family Members: Is Recovery Possible?
No two people are alike, and each person will have a different calibre of support when they begin their treatment.
You need to remember that even those people without a good support network continue to recover successfully.
Alcoholics Anonymous Didn't Work For Me, How Is Rehab Different?
Even if you've already tried AA, here's how rehab is different...
Alcoholics Anonymous is not the same as rehab, even though AA is good to have access to.
In fact, people have reported long-term recovery success just with AA St George alone.
Some people have attended AA meetings over the long term but reported that they felt something was lacking from just the one service.
This tends to be related to psychological drivers of addiction which are undiscovered in a mutual aid environment, and need focussed one-to-one therapeutic help, to make progress on.
Mutual aid and rehab treatment co-exist very well together. Whilst they are often used in different ways, or at different parts of the journey, these details come down to each individual's experience, and the order they tackle their issues, along the way.
AA meetings are often taken up by people after they’ve successfully completed their residential rehab programmes.
Full and long-term recoveries have been recorded by people who have used both resources, either individually or in conjunction with each other.
Is Recovery Possible By Attending AA Meetings Alone?
People often say that it is Alcoholics Anonymous that shows them the way and inspires them to stay sober.
However, AA cannot provide a structured therapeutic framework in which to address the underlying issues which cause addiction, nor do they offer any clinical support.
For this, turn first to a structured residential rehab programme, then later, enjoy the benefits of Alcoholics Anonymous or your chosen mutual aid programme, in St George in the longer term.
Is It Wise To Just Stop My Substance Abuse Without Outside Help?
Going it alone is rarely the answer, and often, is very dangerous.
If you have concerns about getting professional treatment, it may help to first understand what rehab is, and what happens there.
Undergoing withdrawal alone and by yourself can carry with it serious clinical consequences.
There are the dangers of having seizures and blood pressure issues, with serious risk of heart issues.
**You must NOT attempt to undergo detox yourself, or any kind of DIY withdrawal method**.
What Is My Financial Situation Isn’t Up To That At The Moment?
If a complete treatment programme is a financial challenge right now, there are other options.
Though not the full programme, the detox-only route is available as a possibility. This is not usually widely advertised.
This is not because there is less financial outlay, but instead because there are established links with lower success rates, for shorter term interventions, instead of longer ones.
A standard stay at a rehab clinic is usually 28 days. Here's what we recommend if you feel like budget is too tight right now.
Shorter detox programmes are available, **but only** if there are adequate support structures in place for when you complete this.
i.e. if a support plan were to be put in place ready to provide for your long term care and recovery.
Experience has shown that there is a risk of not being able to enjoy a full recovery if you don’t make plans for the support required after the short-term detox has completed.
What Is The Refund Policy On Rehab?
Refund policies will vary from clinic to clinic, be sure to ask before committing.
In general terms, most clinics do not refund fees if you relapse because the onus of responsibility lies with the client.
How Do I Actually Sign Up For Rehab?
Can I Begin Rehab As Soon As Possible?
The majority of clinics are able to admit people within two days, assuming that all the medical checks are established together with an assessment that the treatment is suitable for the client.
What Are The Origins Of The Abbeycare Group?
It was in 2005 that Abbeycare first started providing treatment for addiction.
Since that time, Abbeycare has grown into a well-known brand in the treatment of addiction within the United Kingdom.
Is Completing An Assessment Really Necessary?
It is necessary to evaluate whether you and the clinic are a good match for each other going forward.
In order to do this we will interview you over the phone and then seek approval from our professional team to admit you.
Abbeycare's UK clinics are available to those in St George and Bristol. Get further Bristol programme details here.
We've helped thousands overcome their addiction to alcohol or drugs.
In these last 15 years, our experience has gone from strength to strength.
Even if you need transport arranged to get here, we can probably help with that too.
Our clinic inspection reports are available on the relevent service pages: Abbeycare Scotland, Abbeycare Gloucester.
Our admissions team are ready to help.
Detox is possible, safely and comfortably, with the help of our medical team.
Our therapists are ready to help you get the insights you need, to stop the pattern of addiction, and reclaim your life.
Our clinic team are ready to help you make the progress you need.
Are you ready?
To ask a question, or to arrange admission, ring our team now on 01603 513 091.